Legal Counsel, Supply Chain & Distribution

Hong Kong /
Operations – Legal/Compliance /
Full-time
/ Hybrid
Hypebeast Ltd. started from a sneaker website founded by Kevin Ma in 2005 to a publicly listed media company in 2016. With a total reach of over 44.6M users across all platforms, The media group boasts a global readership across Asia Pacific, North America, Europe and more, with the flagship platform available in five languages. The group has expanded its publishing brands to a wider scope in recent years, encompassing Hypebeast and its multiple content distribution platforms, HBX, our e-commerce and retail platform, and Hypemaker, our global agency.

Hypebeast Ltd. has been featured in Forbes’ “Asia’s 200 Best Under A Billion” in 2020.

As counsel dedicated to support Hypebeast’s ecommerce, retail and distribution business units, you will not only work closely with sourcing professionals within procurement, logistics, warehousing and operations, retail, but you will also work alongside support functions such as finance, IT, marketing, to support business growth and aimed achievements. Your scope will not be limited to commercial drafting, but negotiations and conducting analysis on a wide variety of matters related to supply chain arrangements, logistics, retail and warehouse operations, customs, insurance, NDAs, matters related to marketing, financial terms, KYC, due diligence is also required.

As part of Hypebeast’s drive for dynamics, you will work closely with other legal counsels to collectively support on the achievement of business goals, whilst simultaneously ensure management and mitigation of business risks are constantly identified and maintained.

Responsibilities:

    • Develop and provide strategic advice and recommendation to relevant supply chain business units and support functions collaborating or involved, including finance, operations, retail, marketing. 
    • Develop best practices on procurement frameworks, vendor conduct and management, KYC and due diligence, adherence to usual industry practices. 
    • Support on marketing related activities involving Hypebeast (as a brand) and its distribution units, including conducting legal research, examining jurisdictional limitations and cross-border advertising requirements to ensure marketing contents are properly & compliantly distributed.
    • Collaborate with other legal counsels to continuously monitor and develop risk management recommendations to help enhance group risk mitigation and inherent impact. 
    • Remain up to date on legal industry requirements and regulations related to practice.
    • Support on ad hoc projects which may or may not be related to practice. 

Requirements:

    • Qualified lawyer in commonwealth jurisdiction, preferably based in Hong Kong. 
    • At least 3 years PQE.
    • In house experience in supply chain and retail business needed, regional APAC experience preferred. Those with some prior exposures will also be considered.
    • Ability to work swiftly and accurately under pressure and time constraints. 
    • Strong analytical skills and able to formulate decisions and judgments with business acumen. 
    • Strong sense of team work, transparency and maintenance of legal integrity. 
    • Willing to work independent and collaboratively with other colleagues. 
    • Excellent proficiency in written and verbal English is mandatory; proficiency in Cantonese is a plus. Any other language(s) will be considered a bonus. 
If you think you’ve got what it takes, please provide your cover letter, CV and expected salary.

This position is based and located in Hong Kong. Candidate must be eligible to work in Hong Kong.

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